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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Sanyo VPC GH1 BLU. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The portability is also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability and durability, while there are mixed comments on the price and usability.

portability, size

image quality, zoom, battery, durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sanyo VPC GH1 BLU is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-GH1


The camera is light. It records in HD and also the camera is 14MP. For the price and quality it is hard to get a good camcorder and camera. This meant I only had to take one item rather then a separate camera and camcorder.


Aug, 2011

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-GH1


Light, small and easy to use/transport

Too light and therefore very difficult to hold steady. As a result the picture quality was very poor. Definitely need to use a tripod to ensure a decent picture, however that is not much use if you are on the move when trying to film. Very expensive...

Apr, 2011

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-GH1


It's very basic. Lots of complicated functions cannot be performed.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-GH1


Easy to use and quick.

purchased to replace DVD camcorder but pic quality not good enough. May be 1080 but not good if what makes up the 1080 pixels is poor.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-GH1


Records directly in MP4 format, so no need to mess about converting from one format to another.

Dreadful image quality in any other than bright light... If you want to record footage indoors then buy a different one.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-GH1


Fantastc video quality for the price and loaded with lots of great features

Battery life is very poor

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-GH1


Simple to use, light, compact, inexpensive camera for HD recording, takes stills, sound quality suprisingly good.

Cheap plasticky casing, scratches easily, feels like it might break. Needs relatively high capacity SDHC card to give useful recording time in HD (>8Gb at least, probably twice that ideally). Battery life poor. Digital zoom gives blurry images,...

Aug, 2010

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-GH1


Superb HD picture quality when displayed from camera SD card to HD TV using HDMI lead (purchased separately). Very light and easy to handle.

Not supplied with an HDMI lead. No software supplied to transfer from camera to DVD. Needs Windows 7 to get best quality playback on PC.

Jul, 2010

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Sanyo Xacti VPC-GH1


Very little, in fact the best things are probably the specifications and features on paper; however, these don't bear any resemblance to the actual performance or capability of the camera.

Taking videos and/or pictures: Video image quality is woeful, particularly if the subject is moving, the camera moves (at all) or you are inside. It seemed to miss a few frames every couple of seconds as the video "jumped" regularly. On a TV, the image...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (

Sanyo Xacti VPC-GH1


Easy to use, good quality still photo's, light weight. Ideal for holidays. Wverall highly recommended.

Not too good in poor lighting conditions, really needs daylight. Picture jerky when played back using quicktime. Could do with a better zoom.

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:DB-L80


Minimum illumination:5
Playback zoom (max):72.5


Colour of product:Blue / Pink / Silver


Display diagonal:6.86


Built-in Flash: Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):1.43
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.33
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:14.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:50
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):38 - 190
Focal length range (f-f):6.8 - 34
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:5

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):3.5 - 3.7
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Internal Memory:50
Light exposure control:±1.8EV
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.5
Sports: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/1500

Still image

Still image resolution(s):4608 x 2592


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Flash memory:155


Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.5